The Bigger Picture brings together photography and data analytics, to take you beyond the frame of World Press Photo‘s award winning pictures.


Photographs give us information and feed our emotions. The Bigger Picture invites you to explore the deeper meaning of what you might not see at a first glance. What is the story behind the image? What else is there to know? What is the bigger picture?


The Bigger Picture is a collaboration between the Centre for Innovation (Leiden University) and the World Press Photo Foundation. The initiative brings together the worlds of photography, data analytics and storytelling in a compelling visual platform, to take you beyond the frame. Starting with World Press Photo’s award-winning photographs, users are drawn into a new type of visual analytics. With each click, we expand the way you can look at news, events, and issues.


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